Best Wood Carving Courses

Find the best online Wood Carving Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Wood Carving Courses.

Wood Carving for Beginners

Come discover the world of wood carving. You will learn all about tools, basic cuts and create you own carving

Created by Sharon Elliott - Phoenix based Artist (Woodcarver, Painter, Basket weaver)


Students: 1952, Price: $49.99

Students: 1952, Price:  Paid

Come discover the world of wood carving. This course is intended for anyone who's ever asked the question how do you carve that? How do you get started? I take my students step by step through topics like what knifes to use and what tools are needed. They will Master the four basic wood carving cuts. Then I teach my students how to create my famous Little People carvings. In this video I carve my 2020th Little Person and I just love carving them and you will too. Also we will make a very handy guide on how to carve faces, people love having this guide around. You never know what you do until you try it.

Substance Designer – Wood, Wood Floors & Wood Carving

Using reusable masks to create a variety of different wooden textures

Created by Olga Polukhina - 3D Environmental Artist


Students: 200, Price: $39.99

Students: 200, Price:  Paid

In this course we'll learn all about doing stuff with wood in Substance Designer.

First we'll create a basic wood material, with an adjustable polish parameter. 

We'll then use this material to create two basic floor types (planks & parquet) which we'll then combine to create a third, composite floor material. The masks and functions in our floor materials will also use the polish input from the original wood. So as the polish is lowered, the floor roughens up along with the wood.

Finally, we'll create a couple of reusable nodes that will allow us to turn grayscale bitmaps into carved designs on our wood. We will also be able to add and adjust the color in our carving. And just like the flooring, it will all roughen up on the same polish parameter. 

How to Carve a Caricature out of basswood – wood carving

Step by step procedures, design, transfer design on wood, basic cuts, roughing cuts, carving process, finishing, sanding

Created by Robert Kuzel - Wood carver, wood-turner and freelance photographer


Students: 199, Price: $54.99

Students: 199, Price:  Paid

Today I'm going to teach you step-by-step how to make this little funny Heads carvings out of basswood or any softwood that you may find laying around. Throughout the course, I will be explaining the tools needed, best wood for this carving, how to easily sketch your design, transfer the design on your wood block, as well as few basic cuts that will help you get the job done.

After completing this course you will be able to have this little carving done without a problem. Be confident that the skills taught on this course will be enough to get you the results you have been looking for. You will be a better carver with more skills on your belt, and also you will be ready for the next carving project.

Sharpening Wood Carving Gouge with WorkSharp 3000 Sharpening

Power Sharpening [Woodcarving Tools]

Created by Alexander Grabovetskiy - Master Wood Carver


Students: 38, Price: $49.99

Students: 38, Price:  Paid

My name is Alexander Grabovetskiy. I was chosen as best International Woodcarver is 2012. I am carving every day and have the same problems I have to solve. One of them, how making my Sharpening process Quicker and more Accurate. 

If you love wood Carving and the only roadblock is, sharpening your Woodcarving Tools. This Course is for you. I will teach you my trusted system to Sharpen Wood Carving Gouge by using Work Sharp 3000 Sharpening machine. 

Carving a Simple Wood Spirit with a Flat Chisel

A simple foray into the world of wood carving for complete beginners

Created by Clinton Rose - Wood Carver


Students: 10, Price: $19.99

Students: 10, Price:  Paid

In this class you'll learn how to carve your very own wood spirit, a traditional woodcarving that people have been creating for centuries. It found it's origins in Europe where travelers often carved wood spirits into their walking sticks or other pieces of wood for protection from the spirits of the forest.

In this class you'll learn :

  • How to cut out the brow and eye socket

  • Simple shaping of the nose

  • Establishing the cheek bones

  • Creating the beard and lower lip

  • Finishing touches

  • All with just a mallet, one flat chisel, a piece of wood and a clamp!

I'll also show you some examples of what can be achieved with just flat chisels at a more advanced level.

When you've finished your project I would love to see it!